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Mini-Flood 71: Jefferson Barracks County Park

Mini-Flood 71: Jefferson Barracks County Park

photo by Mark McKeown Jefferson Barracks was established as a military outpost in 1826, after Fort Belle Fontaine was decommissioned. Today, the Park houses several Museums, a National Cemetery, a skatepark and more. photo by Jackie Johnson

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Photo Flood 76: The Greater Ville

Photo Flood 76: The Greater Ville

photo by Jason Gray The Greater Ville is the wheel around the hub of The Ville. Both neighborhoods (originally just one) are extremely significant to the history of St. Louis, having been the nucleus for the city’s “Black Aristocracy” whose influence was known throughout the midwest. photo by Jackie...

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Photo Flood 75: North Riverfront

Photo Flood 75: North Riverfront

photo by Ann Aurbach We kicked off our cold weather Floods in 2018 with a revisit to the North Side’s North Riverfront neighborhood to complete what we started. This section is smaller than the area where our first Flood here was set, but like the first one, getting around...

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Photo Flood 74: Central West End

Photo Flood 74: Central West End

photo by Isaac Richardson Our return to the Central West End, one of the city’s most iconic and most populous neighborhoods, marked the first time that we hit two non-contiguous sections of a community (this is because the original CWE Flood, in PFSTL’s first year, focused on the neighborhood’s...

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Photo Flood 73: Shaw

Photo Flood 73: Shaw

photo by Mike Matney Shaw is a distinctive (and usually quiet) residential neighborhood tucked in between Tower Grove Park and I-44. The land for the neighborhood was originally owned by two St. Louis luminaries who gave the area its Victorian charm and protected it from over-industrializing. These characteristics have...

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Mini-Flood 66: Northside Trap Run

Mini-Flood 66: Northside Trap Run

photo by Ann Aurbach The Northside Trap Run is St. Louis’ first hip-hop themed 1 mile walk/5K run & festival aimed at empowering North St. Louis neighborhoods, and unifying grassroots, civic, educational, commercial and residential efforts to bridge the city’s north-south divide. Part of the mission of the Trap...

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Photo Flood 72: Tower Grove South

Photo Flood 72: Tower Grove South

photo by Sue Rakers Tower Grove South is one of the city’s most fashionable (and fast-changing) neighborhoods. Its health and vibrancy has been well documented, though as you go further south into the neighborhood, the dynamic changes, as do the demographics.   photo by Ann Aurbach

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Mini-Flood 65: Chariot Festival

Mini-Flood 65: Chariot Festival

photo by Joe Harrison The Chariot Festival in Tower Grove Park, is an event with a 5,000 year tradition, known as Ratha Yatra (very roughly, “chariot journey”). It involves a parade that begins with hundreds of people pulling a 36′ tall chariot carrying the form of Krishna. The Festival...

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Photo Flood 70: Kirkwood

Photo Flood 70: Kirkwood

photo by Ann Aurbach Kirkwood is a town proud of its rail heritage and history as one of the earliest suburbs west of the Mississippi. It is also a community that is sometimes criticized for its perceived exclusiveness (the median home sale price is $454,000 and diversity is lower...

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